Walsh Bay Arts and Culture

Highlights

The Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay, near The Rocks, hosts outstanding productions. Reserve your seats for Australian and international performances. In heritage-listed fingers wharves across the road, enjoy more great shows as well as restaurants and bars with splendid harbour views.

  • Walsh Bay Piers at night
  • Sydney Theatre and Sydney Dance Company, Walsh Bay

Dazzling shows in Walsh Bay

See Australia’s finest actors and dancers in breathtaking performances in Walsh Bay, a wonderful entertainment precinct with heritage-listed finger wharves on splendid Sydney Harbour. You can even see shows and enjoy cocktails on a beautifully restored wharf, near the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Australia’s premier theatre group leads this acclaimed performing arts scene. The Sydney Theatre Company’s annual program attracts a worldwide audience. Stars of stage and film to have graced the company’s boards include Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Geoffrey Rush and Hugo Weaving.

This delightful bay area includes the Roslyn Packer Theatre, which hosts outstanding Australian and international theatre and dance. Check out the exciting Walsh Bay events calendar for world-class performances as well as festivals, including the Sydney Writers Festival and Biennale Sydney.

The Sydney Dance Company offers more than 60 dance classes for adults every week on a heritage wharf. Bangarra Dance Theatre is based on a wharf, too. This internationally renowned indigenous dance company uses traditional and contemporary dance to bring Dreamtime stories to vivid life.

The Australian Theatre for Young People, which trained Rose Byrne, puts on a stellar annual program. Explore the theatres and wharves on free self-guided tours and see outdoor sculptures, including Jimmie Durham's Still Life With Stone and Car and Brett Whiteley's Black Totem II.

  1. Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation, and one of Australia's leading performing arts companies. They are widely acclaimed, nationally and around the world, for their powerful dancing,...

  2. Pier 2/3

    Historic Pier 2/3 is the last remaining undeveloped wharf within the Walsh Bay precinct. Arts NSW secured a long-term lease for Pier 2/3 from NSW Maritime. This will allow the Pier to be used for...

  3. Sydney Dance Company

    The contrast between the heritage wharf buildings and the modern choreography of the Sydney Dance Company is extraordinary and surprisingly compatible. The Company is known as one of Australia's most prolific and...

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